Monthly Archives: October 2013

Chinese Pottery Fahua Shrine, Ming


This piece features a rectangular plinth with a figure mounted on top. The figure is set in front of a stepped wall. It is seated wearing traditional robes. In one hand the figure holds a gourd. The piece is glazed in variant blue and turquoise colors, though the face and hands of the figure have been left unglazed. The ceramic portion is mounted atop a wood and metal base with a scrolling border etched around the foot. Condition: There is some damage to the fingers, as would be expected with a piece this age; partial left hand break (piece missing), head restoration and right back corner of upper shrine has internal crack, otherwise very good overall. The sculpture was formerly from the Laurance Rockefeller collection. Dimensions: 8 7/8 inches height. (cp14)

Price: $13,200

Chinese Porcelain Dish, Kangxi


A circular dish highlighted by a painted scene in famille verte palette enamels depicting a Scholar’s rock with flowering plants. The central decoration is surrounded with a border of floral, foliate and geometric motifs. The underside is decorated with painted floral sprigs. On the underside of the base, the dish is marked. This dish was formerly from the Weisbrod collection. Made in China (1654-1722). Dimensions: 11 inches diameter at the rim. (cp02)

Price: $4,000

Chinese Porcelain Floral Vase


A high, round-shouldered, baluster vase with allover scroll and foliate pattern over a vibrant, yellow ground. Floral borders encircle the cylindrical neck and shoulder. A geometric border surrounds the bottom. No marks, made in China (circa 1850). Dimensions: 13 inch height, 10 inch diameter. (cp21)

Price: $3,000